Health Promotion & Education provides leadership on health promotion strategies and programs for the UBC Vancouver campus. Through innovative and evidence-based practices, Health Promotion & Education supports capacity building across campus to cultivate an environment that allows students to flourish and achieve their full potential in a milieu of academic rigour.
The Health Promotion & Education team is using the Okanagan Charter: A Charter for Health Promoting Universities as its roadmap. Key calls to action in the Okanagan Charter include:
- Embed health in all campus policies
- Create supportive campus environments
- Create thriving communities and a culture of wellbeing
- Support personal development
For more information about the need for and positive impact of healthy campus communities, watch the “Designing Healthy Campus Communities” video*.
*This video was created by the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses initiative, in collaboration with SFU and the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division. UBC is a member of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses network.
- Mon10 am - 5 pm
- Tue10 am - 4 pm
- Wed10 am - 5 pm
- Thurs10 am - 5 pm
- Fri10 am - 5 pm
The hours listed above are the fall and winter (September - May) hours for the Wellness Centre, where students can talk to a Wellness Peer. In addition to the Wellness Centre space, the Health Promotion & Education team works regular office hours throughout the year in the Wellbeing Design Lab, located in the Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS, Room 2321).
183 Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Vancouver, BC
- Building campus capacity to enhance student wellbeing
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- Student Mental Health Strategy
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- Assisting students in distress
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Working with us
Our team of health education and health promotion specialists provides support to campus partners in the following ways:
- Consulting and partnering on student health promotion and education strategies and initiatives.
- Delivering professional development workshops for faculty, staff, and TAs related to student wellness and the student experience, including Early Alert training, Conversations with Students in Distress, and Mental Health First Aid training. For a full list of training sessions and to book a session for your unit, please request a workshop.
- Providing learning opportunities for students and student leaders on health and wellbeing-related topics.